Stalking is not exclusive to celebrities or high profile individuals. Domestic violence is a crime that consists of physical or verbal abuse, harassment or stalking. If there is enough evidence to indicate that a person is stalking another, a judge may issue an order to protect the victim according to the Kansas Stalking Statute.
Stalking victims may feel intimidated or fear for their safety, and the courts will step in and issue a protective order. It is against the law to violate the order, and if found guilty the courts may impose harsh penalties. If you or someone you know has been accused of violating a stalking order, contact an Overland Park criminal defense lawyer for immediate help with a defense.
The courts fear that a crime of stalking will lead to violence, and they will take legal steps to protect the alleged victim in an effort to prevent violent acts. A violation of a Protection from Stalking Order (PFS) occurs if a person knowingly or intentionally violates the protective order. It is a Class A misdemeanor and that can lead to time in jail, large fines, and other possible penalties. If the defendant has prior convictions for violations, the penalties can increase, depending on the circumstances.
I understand the difficulties that people experience when faced with criminal charges, and the prospect of spending time in jail and the possible loss of certain freedoms. It is important to have a defense attorney from the time of arrest, at arraignment, and during the criminal court process for protection of your constitutional rights and for just and fair treatment.
A defense attorney can examine the evidence and evaluate the case based on the facts. I am well-versed in criminal law and have successfully defended countless cases in Overland Park for over 30 years. Make an appointment today for a consultation with an attorney that truly knows defense law if you are facing charges involving a violation of a PFS.